Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education (ICOLLITE 2020)

Errors of Deixis Usage in French Narrative Texts

A Case of Indonesian Students

Authors
Indry Julyanti Pratiwi, Dudung Gumilar, Dante Darmawangsa
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Indry Julyanti Pratiwi
Available Online 17 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.052How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Deixis, error analysis, narrative texts, pragmatics
Abstract

Several previous studies in foreign language learning have shown that obstacles and difficulties encountered by learners cause the production of language errors, including errors in the use of deixis. This study aims to investigate the use of deixis in students’ French narrative texts and the most frequent errors in the use of deixis. This study was conducted using a qualitative descriptive research method. Thirty students from the Department of French Language Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia of the 2019/2020 academic year were involved as participants. The choice of these participants was assured on the technique of purposive sampling, in this case, those who had passed the course of Production Écrite 4 (level A2 of CEFR). The data were narrative texts produced by the participants which were analyzed using the theory of error analysis based on the category of surface strategy (Dulay, Burt, & Krashen, 1982) and the theory of deixis (Levinson, 1983). The findings show that there were 138 deixis errors. The most dominant deixis error was the type of misformation (78%), especially on the use of temporal deixis. This is because most of the participants cannot determine which forms of tense correspond to the context of sentences. This study is expected to enrich the knowledge of pragmatic studies and the theory of language error analysis.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education (ICOLLITE 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-303-5
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.052How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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